The square shape, vibrant color, and whimsical pattern put this plate, designed by a former Savannah College of Art and Design professor, in a class of its own. The flatware is pretty, plastic, and purple―what more could you ask for?
Set a festive scene with a collection of colorful lanterns. Stagger them down the center of a table, or dangle them from low-hanging tree branches for a romantic glow. Tip: Opt for mosquito-repelling citronella votives or pillar candles, which will keep you and your guests comfortable on muggy Southern evenings.
Festival Lanterns, $36 (large in Pink/Orange), $32 (medium in Blue/Green), $16 (small in Blue/Green), by Roost, from Ray & Baudoin Interior Design; (901) 791-0138 or e-mail email@example.com
Glass & Rope Hanging Lanterns, $30 (set of three lanterns; Yellow, Blue, and Green), by Patio Companion, from UncommonGoods; www.uncommongoods.com or 1-888-365-0056
Fiesta Palette Citronella Votives, $9.99 (package of eight), by Patio Companion; 1-800-521-0505 for retailers